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Old 12-30-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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HELP.... Clutch burning up

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I just bought a 2006 Rubicon Unlimited. My clutch started burning up. I called the Atlanta jeep dealer for a quote to replace my clutch. They said it would cost me $1014 + tax on parts. I was wondering if anyone could direct me to a mechanic in Atlanta who is not going to suck me dry. I would greatly appreciate any help.

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Old 12-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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First... I would check to see if the warranty is still intact. Contact the local dealer and give them your VIN # and they will tell you about it. I think Chrysler had a 7/75 warranty on the drivetrain in '06.

Also (and please don't think I'm picking on ya), unless there is a major problem with the transmission, transmission bearings, out of balance flywheel or other engine/tranny issues, clutch wear is normally due to how you drive. If you find yourself riding the clutch and what not, you may want to change your diving habits.

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Old 12-30-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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what part of town are you in? ITP? OTP?
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I agree with the warranty part.

Also, Cain if you have every seen Atlanta traffic, much like LA traffic, he has to ride the clutch during rush hour.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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thank you guys for the response, I checked with the dealer .. was told that the warranty on the clutch pads lasts for only 10000 miles or 1 yr. It says so in the warranty book too.
I live in Downtown… sorry don’t know what ITP/ OTP are(guess it is in the perimeter…)
By the way, I bought the jeep in Jacksonville (26 dec)… drove here and it was fine. I work on a landfill.. a guy from work wanted to try running it up the slope (I know now it was a mistake)…. I guess he flored both the clutch and the gas.. or something like that… it started smoking heavily… this was a couple of days ago. It is not smoking now but I can smell the clutch burning after I drive it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:11 PM   #6
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I agree with the warranty part.

Also, Cain if you have every seen Atlanta traffic, much like LA traffic, he has to ride the clutch during rush hour.
Hehehe. Hey Taz, you forget that I lived for the bulk of my life around the DC metro area in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.
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I don't know any shops downtown. Yes, smoke coming from the clutch is a bad thing.
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:46 PM   #8
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There is a place in Conyers (I-20 east of Atlanta) They have been working on 4wd for thirty years. Nice and do a great job, you will not get burned w/ them.
If you need the info PM me and I will get it to you. Conyers is 26 miles east of Atlanta.

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